Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

Perfection of appearance, perhaps?

“Why don’t you share your spiritual practice with us?”

“I don’t have a spiritual practice.”

“What do you mean?”

“Just that.”

“That’s confusing. Why not?”

“Why do you practice? Is it like learning the piano? What are you trying to perfect?”

“Well, connection with God and the universe and ….” (it went on for a bit).

“I don’t have a ‘practice’ because I don’t need to perfect my connection to anything. How I experience the world is always in that state.”

“But, like, you’re normal.”

“Well, how else would I appear? Spiritual, or something?”

“Well, yeah…”

“You’ll find this much more simple if you’ll drop trying to ‘appear spiritual’ and say ‘thank you, I love you’ more.”

#connection #Grace #spiritual


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